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Canon in D

 

Something for the weekend.  A nice mild October Saturday after a not uneventful week in the law mines  Time to celebrate with Pachelbel’s Canon in D.  Perhaps the greatest of the middle Baroque composers, Johann Pachelbel enjoyed enormous popularity in his lifetime.  After his death in 1706, with changing fashions in music, he was largely forgotten.  This changed dramatically in 1968 with a recording of Canon D by Jean-Francois Paillard.  Great Art never really ceases to be great Art, it merely slumbers until new audiences appear to appreciate it.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

3 Comments

  1. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra always performs this piece at their Christmas concerts.
    It is beautiful but is not two hours long.

  2. Thank you for both of these. I have heard this lovely music through the years and did not know where it came from, who wrote it or even its name. Now I do and I am grateful to you for this new knowledge and for starting my Sunday morning with such beauty.

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